Qualified advisers answering your
Financial Questions
call 0800 092 1245

Wind power delay for UK government

Despite yesterday claiming that up to 50% of UK homes will have their electricity supply originating from wind power by 2020, the UK government has been forced to admit that this particular plan is ambitious to say the least. Aside from the fact that the 6,400 new wind farms, which will be located offshore, will take longer than first expected to arrive there is also the problem of transferring the power from these wind farms to the National Grid.

It has been confirmed that a new "super grid" will need to be erected offshore to allow all of the power produced by these wind turbines to enter the National Grid. This in itself is not an impossible mission but is a project which will take some time to complete and will delay the UK government's original plans. Yet again we have a situation where the headlines yesterday appeared to indicate a different story to the one which has emerged only 24 hours later. However, as far as the UK government is concerned the headlines have been grabbed and the authorities are now "seen to be doing the right thing".

However, who will pick up the bill for the new 200 mile offshore super grid?

Share this..

Related stories

Financial Guides

Financial Calculators

Our useful calculators can help you get your finances in order:

Latest News


Helpful new tax year facts that could affect you and your money

Blog | Seven helpful new 2016/2017 tax year facts that could affect you and your money. Our recent online blog shares a brief outline on how to stay up to date.

Read more

Useful Links

Popular Searches

Please Enter More Details

Enter More Details